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Old 10-22-18, 09:32 AM
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New ceiling fan

I have a light switch that controls one outlet in my room for a lamp. I would like to convert that one switch outlet to always be “on” and I would like to use the switch for a new ceiling fan. There is currently no ceiling light/fan/fixture. What’s the best approach?
 
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Old 10-22-18, 01:38 PM
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Does power come in at the switch or receptacle?
 
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Old 10-23-18, 05:56 AM
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At a minimum you're running a cable from the switch box to the ceiling where you'll have to install a fan rated box. You up for this?
 
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Old 10-23-18, 09:28 AM
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Power comes in at receptacle
 
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Old 10-23-18, 10:19 AM
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It actually doesn't matter where power comes in except for how to wire it. You can bring your fan wire to the switch or the receptacle. Since power comes in at the receptacle.... the switch box will have less wiring in it. You currently have a switch loop between the receptacle and the switch. That will be converted to an always live cable.

For specific instructions on the actual wiring colors..... we'd need pictures of the wiring at the receptacle. How-to-insert-pictures
 
 

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